POST YOUR JOB ONLINE
Free ezine/digital edition sign up
Jobs . News . Features . Products . Magazine . Handbook . Contact us  
NEWS
California bans breeding of captive orcas
POSTED 16 Sep 2016 . BY Tom Anstey
California has brought a ruling into place banning the breeding of orcas and orca entertainment shows in the state, with the new measure signed into law this week by governor Jerry Brown.

The ruling enforces the decision already made by SeaWorld earlier this year to end orca breeding at all of its parks and to introduce a natural orca show instead of its “cirque du soleil” style alternative.

Under the new measure, corporations and individuals are now prohibited from breeding killer whales in captivity, with hefty fines of up to US$100,000 (€89,000, £76,000) if the rules are breached. Currently, only SeaWorld San Diego will be directly affected.

The bill excludes educational institutions who intend on researching and rehabilitating the marine mammals, meaning SeaWorld can still carry out its important rescue operation in California.

"The bill does allow for SeaWorld to rescue and rehabilitate stranded orcas, with the goal of returning them to the wild, as is the case with all animals we rescue." said a statement from SeaWorld. “If the federal government determines that the orca is not releasable, that animal could stay in SeaWorld’s care.”

SeaWorld pledged in March to abandon its orca breeding programme. With a new focus on experiences that matter, the operator also pledged to end its theatrical orca show, with plans to phase in a more natural display at all of its parks.

“We are excited to move forward with these new, inspiring, natural orca encounters beginning next year at SeaWorld San Diego,” said the SeaWorld statement. “These presentations will reflect the natural world and will focus on the research, education, care and respect that align with our mission to advance the wellbeing and conservation of these beautiful creatures.”

Speaking exclusively to Attractions Management in July, SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby revealed orca alternatives for the park’s Middle East expansion, with options such as virtual reality being considered to introduce a broader entertainment mix to its parks.

Manby also told Attractions Management that choosing to end orca captivity was one of “the most difficult decisions” he had ever made, but that he was certain of his decision.

“The data shows that we’ve made the right call,” he said. “There’s no decision like this where you’re going to please everybody but I think that as SeaWorld continues to evolve as a company, 50 years from now you’re going to look back – hopefully a lot sooner than that – but society will look back and say it was definitely the right choice.”

For more from Joel Manby and his plans to breathe new life into the SeaWorld brand, check out the latest edition of Attractions Management, available now.
RELATED STORIES
Exclusive: Ending orca captivity 'the most difficult decision I’ve ever made in business', says SeaWorld CEO


SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby did not anticipate having to put an end to orca captivity when he took up the role last year, revealing the passionate public outcry swayed his stance on the subject.
SeaWorld CEO reveals orca alternatives for Middle Eastern expansion


SeaWorld’s first attraction outside of North America will be its first not to include killer whales, with CEO Joel Manby lining up several big alternatives for the company.
Orca sanctuaries would be unsafe for animals, says SeaWorld CEO


SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby has addressed the possibility of seaside sanctuaries for its whales, stating that the “experiment” by Baltimore’s National Aquarium to move its animals into such an enclosure could cause health problems.
SeaWorld announces poor Q1 results for 'transitional' 2016


Despite making a number of positive moves to redefine itself as a park that cares and one that wants to create memorable experiences, SeaWorld suffered a disappointing first quarter, with CEO Joel Manby saying he expects the trend to continue through the year.
MORE NEWS
New attractions drive profits as Universal reports strong Q1
Continued impressive results from Universal's theme park division has fueled strong revenue's for Comcast's first quarter, with theme park revenues increasing by 14.5 per cent.
Three more theme parks for China as Six Flags enjoys record start to 2018
Off the back of a record financial start to the year, Six Flags has announced plans to develop three more theme parks in China as the operator continues to ride the international wave of momentum it has created.
Unesco mobilises academics to promote heritage protection in Africa
Unesco's World Heritage Centre will this week be hosting a heritage workshop as part of its mandate to promote culture and education in Africa.
Cream of tourism crop revealed with VisitEngland's latest Awards for Excellence
VisitEngland has named the best Britain's tourism industry has to offer, announcing the winners its annual Awards for Excellence.
+ More news   
LATEST JOBS
Guest Experience Manager
SnowDome
Salary: Circa £30,000
Job location: Tamworth, UK
Games & Wristbands Manager
West Midland Safari and Leisure Park
Salary: £22,000 - £25,000
Job location: Worcs, UK
Senior Bowling Technician
NAMCO UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Job location: Manchester, UK
Food and Beverage Manager
NAMCO UK Ltd
Salary: Circa £23,000
Job location: Manchester, UK
Performance Assistant Team Leader
Hamburg Dungeon
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Job location: Hamburg, Germany
Retail, Admissions & Membership Manager
The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
Salary: £33,065
Job location: London, UK
+ More jobs  

COMPANY PROFILE
Antonio Zamperla Spa

Zamperla offers a broad range of rides. Providing entertaining amusement for high-adrenaline [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Holovis puts riders at the heart of the Wicker Man with immersive storytelling
Following its public opening last week, Holovis' Peter Cliff has revealed details of the company's involvement on the new Wicker Man coaster at Alton Towers. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

nWave Pictures - Birds of a Feather 4D Trailer
Flying south for winter, straitlaced bird BRIAN is unexpectedly knocked out the sky by overweight, loudmouthed pelican DEL. Find out more...
More videos:
Simworx - The power to move you… – Simworx
ParadropVR by Frontgrid – Frontgrid
The innovative fun climbing concept – Clip 'n Climb
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
ATTRACTIONS DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
ATTRACTIONS DIARY

22-25 Apr 2018

Arabian Travel Market

Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
06-09 May 2018

American Alliance of Museums: Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo

Phoenix Convention Center and Venues, Phoenix, United States
+ More diary  
LATEST ISSUES
+ View Magazine Archive

Attractions Management

2018 issue 1


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2017 issue 4


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2017 issue 3


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2017 issue 2


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management News

18 Apr 2018 issue 102


View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Handbook

2018


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription
 
ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
 
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2018
Jobs . News . Products . Magazine
NEWS
California bans breeding of captive orcas
POSTED 16 Sep 2016 . BY Tom Anstey
California has brought a ruling into place banning the breeding of orcas and orca entertainment shows in the state, with the new measure signed into law this week by governor Jerry Brown.

The ruling enforces the decision already made by SeaWorld earlier this year to end orca breeding at all of its parks and to introduce a natural orca show instead of its “cirque du soleil” style alternative.

Under the new measure, corporations and individuals are now prohibited from breeding killer whales in captivity, with hefty fines of up to US$100,000 (€89,000, £76,000) if the rules are breached. Currently, only SeaWorld San Diego will be directly affected.

The bill excludes educational institutions who intend on researching and rehabilitating the marine mammals, meaning SeaWorld can still carry out its important rescue operation in California.

"The bill does allow for SeaWorld to rescue and rehabilitate stranded orcas, with the goal of returning them to the wild, as is the case with all animals we rescue." said a statement from SeaWorld. “If the federal government determines that the orca is not releasable, that animal could stay in SeaWorld’s care.”

SeaWorld pledged in March to abandon its orca breeding programme. With a new focus on experiences that matter, the operator also pledged to end its theatrical orca show, with plans to phase in a more natural display at all of its parks.

“We are excited to move forward with these new, inspiring, natural orca encounters beginning next year at SeaWorld San Diego,” said the SeaWorld statement. “These presentations will reflect the natural world and will focus on the research, education, care and respect that align with our mission to advance the wellbeing and conservation of these beautiful creatures.”

Speaking exclusively to Attractions Management in July, SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby revealed orca alternatives for the park’s Middle East expansion, with options such as virtual reality being considered to introduce a broader entertainment mix to its parks.

Manby also told Attractions Management that choosing to end orca captivity was one of “the most difficult decisions” he had ever made, but that he was certain of his decision.

“The data shows that we’ve made the right call,” he said. “There’s no decision like this where you’re going to please everybody but I think that as SeaWorld continues to evolve as a company, 50 years from now you’re going to look back – hopefully a lot sooner than that – but society will look back and say it was definitely the right choice.”

For more from Joel Manby and his plans to breathe new life into the SeaWorld brand, check out the latest edition of Attractions Management, available now.
RELATED STORIES
Exclusive: Ending orca captivity 'the most difficult decision I’ve ever made in business', says SeaWorld CEO


SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby did not anticipate having to put an end to orca captivity when he took up the role last year, revealing the passionate public outcry swayed his stance on the subject.
SeaWorld CEO reveals orca alternatives for Middle Eastern expansion


SeaWorld’s first attraction outside of North America will be its first not to include killer whales, with CEO Joel Manby lining up several big alternatives for the company.
Orca sanctuaries would be unsafe for animals, says SeaWorld CEO


SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby has addressed the possibility of seaside sanctuaries for its whales, stating that the “experiment” by Baltimore’s National Aquarium to move its animals into such an enclosure could cause health problems.
SeaWorld announces poor Q1 results for 'transitional' 2016


Despite making a number of positive moves to redefine itself as a park that cares and one that wants to create memorable experiences, SeaWorld suffered a disappointing first quarter, with CEO Joel Manby saying he expects the trend to continue through the year.
MORE NEWS
New attractions drive profits as Universal reports strong Q1
Continued impressive results from Universal's theme park division has fueled strong revenue's for Comcast's first quarter, with theme park revenues increasing by 14.5 per cent.
Three more theme parks for China as Six Flags enjoys record start to 2018
Off the back of a record financial start to the year, Six Flags has announced plans to develop three more theme parks in China as the operator continues to ride the international wave of momentum it has created.
Unesco mobilises academics to promote heritage protection in Africa
Unesco's World Heritage Centre will this week be hosting a heritage workshop as part of its mandate to promote culture and education in Africa.
Cream of tourism crop revealed with VisitEngland's latest Awards for Excellence
VisitEngland has named the best Britain's tourism industry has to offer, announcing the winners its annual Awards for Excellence.
+ More news   
LATEST JOBS
Guest Experience Manager
SnowDome
Salary: Circa £30,000
Job location: Tamworth, UK
Games & Wristbands Manager
West Midland Safari and Leisure Park
Salary: £22,000 - £25,000
Job location: Worcs, UK
Senior Bowling Technician
NAMCO UK Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Job location: Manchester, UK
Food and Beverage Manager
NAMCO UK Ltd
Salary: Circa £23,000
Job location: Manchester, UK
Performance Assistant Team Leader
Hamburg Dungeon
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Job location: Hamburg, Germany
Retail, Admissions & Membership Manager
The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
Salary: £33,065
Job location: London, UK
+ More jobs  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2018

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS